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Key issues in UK election campaign
LONDON (AP) -- Three issues - the economy, the National Health Service and immigration - have dominated the British election. Here's where the candidates stand on the things that matter to voters:... 5/7/2015 4:15 AM

Some key terms in Britain election campaign
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's unpredictable election is steeped in the rich - and sometimes confusing - lexicon of parliamentary democracy. Some key terms:... 5/7/2015 4:14 AM

UK's personable David Cameron fights for political life
LONDON (AP) -- David Cameron's supporters paint him as a principled but pragmatic politician with a huge capacity for quick thinking and grace under pressure.... 5/7/2015 4:12 AM

Substance or style? Labour leader banks on geek appeal
LONDON (AP) -- It was an unexpected moment on the campaign trail.... 5/7/2015 4:11 AM

A look at leading figures in the tight British election
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's general election is on Thursday, and polls suggest the race between Labour and the Conservatives is too close to call. Here's a look at the leading figures in the campaign:... 5/7/2015 4:08 AM

Drug trade's lowest rung: Peru's expendable cocaine couriers
HUANTA, Peru (AP) -- He slides two T-shirts, shorts, canned tuna, toasted corn and boiled potatoes into the rucksack atop 11 pounds of semi-refined cocaine. In a side pocket, a .38-caliber Chinese pistol.... 5/7/2015 4:07 AM

Drug trade's lowest rung: Peru's cocaine backpackers
HUANTA, Peru (AP) -- The lung-searing ascents into the Andean highlands aren't what worry the untold hundreds of young men who hump backpacks loaded with drugs out of the remote, lawless valley that produces about 60 percent of Peru's cocaine.... 5/7/2015 4:05 AM

Philippine volcano ejects ash, but no violent eruption
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A Philippine volcano has spewed ash for the second time in less than a week but there were no signs of any imminent violent eruption, the country's chief volcano expert said Thursday.... 5/7/2015 4:05 AM

IMF says Asia to lead growth in 2015 despite China slowdown
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian economies will lead world growth in 2015, expanding at a 5.6 percent pace that is level with last year, as recoveries in India and Japan help to offset the slowdown in China, the IMF said in a report Thursday.... 5/7/2015 3:53 AM

2nd Uber office in China under investigation
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese police have visited Uber offices in a second city in a widening investigation into the company's operations in China.... 5/7/2015 3:40 AM

Prince Harry ends monthlong embedment with Australian army
SYDNEY (AP) -- Hundreds of cheering Australians crowded around Sydney's Opera House on Thursday to bid adieu to Britain's Prince Harry as he wrapped up a month-long embedment with the Australian army.... 5/7/2015 3:37 AM

Canada's Conservatives worried after Alberta election
TORONTO (AP) -- A meeting of Canada's federal Conservative party was described as being like a "morgue" on Wednesday, a day after Alberta, Canada's most conservative province, elected a left-of-center provincial government, ending a 44-year-old conservative party dynasty.... 5/7/2015 3:17 AM

Asian shares sink after Wall Street drop, US economy fears
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian markets drooped Thursday after comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve chief fanned fears about the American economy and sent Wall Street lower.... 5/7/2015 3:02 AM

Chile's Bachelet asks ministers to resign
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said on Wednesday that she has asked all her Cabinet ministers to submit their resignations and she will decide who stays and who leaves in the next 72 hours.... 5/7/2015 2:48 AM

100 kidnapped migrants rescued outside Mexican capital
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican authorities say 100 kidnapped migrants were rescued from a home in Mexico State, near the capital.... 5/7/2015 2:35 AM

New Zealander, 25, stands trial in China on drug charges
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) -- A 25-year-old New Zealander is standing trial in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou on drug smuggling charges.... 5/7/2015 2:34 AM

Mexico blames drug gangs for string of killings near border
HERMOSILLO, Mexico (AP) -- Authorities in the northern Mexican state of Sonora say drug cartel groups are behind a string of murders in a disputed corridor along the U.S. border.... 5/7/2015 12:01 AM

Argentine medical teams debate death of late prosecutor
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Two medical teams are meeting in Argentina's capital in an extraordinary session aimed at concluding whether the head prosecutor investigating the country's worst terrorist attack killed himself or was slain by another person.... 5/6/2015 10:39 PM

A glance at challenges facing new Israel's government
JERUSALEM (AP) -- After weeks of haggling with potential political partners, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cobbled a governing coalition together Wednesday night. His narrow coalition, dominated by nationalists and religious parties, sets Netanyahu's government on a collision course on many fronts.... 5/6/2015 10:07 PM

Venezuelan military officers sentenced for plotting coup
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- A group of Venezuelan military officers the government accused of plotting to blow up the presidential palace have been sent to prison, officials said Wednesday.... 5/6/2015 10:04 PM



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